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This year has been eventful for the “Deathmatch King” Matt Cardona with winning the GCW World Title and Reclaiming his Internet Championship, now Cardona has discussed if he has thought about returning back to the WWE.
After being released from WWE last year, the former Zack Ryder – Matt Cardona has explored many opportunities within wrestling from matches in All Elite Wrestling (AEW), Game Changer Wrestling (GCW) and Impact Wrestling. Now, Cardona has discussed his thoughts on possibly returning to the same company that not only released him but his fiancé Chelsea Green as well.
Cardona was interviewed by Wrestling Inc. Managing Editor: Nick Hausman on The Wrestling Inc. Daily, were the topic of a WWE return was brought up.
Cardona spoke about him reflecting on his time within the company:
“Listen, I love WWE. I love my time there; I am forever grateful for my time. The only thing I ever wanted to do was be a WWE Superstar. If it wasn’t for WWE, I wouldn’t have been able to create my podcast and have the time of my life right now. I’m not saying, ‘never say never,’ but I have no intentions of going back anytime in the near future.”
Then, Cardona spoke about what it would take for him to return to the WWE:
“If they want to bring me to WrestleMania in Dallas to induct me into the Hall Of Fame, I am 100% down,” Cardona claimed. I mean, that’s the biggest WrestleMania of all time, I became the Intercontinental Champion. If they want to induct me into the Hall Of Fame for that, since we’re in Dallas again, I would go. But as for returning, not yet.”
However, Cardona did discuss if he has had talks to return back to AEW:
“I text with Tony Khan; I had a text conversation with him a couple of months ago. But it was nothing like, ‘oh, come to AEW,’ it was nothing like that, which is very nice about the work I’ve been doing.”
Finally, Cardona brought up on how his time in WWE effected his growth after his release from the company:
“Everything happens how it happens. I don’t like to live life looking backward, I don’t live in regret, it happens how it happens. You know, 2011 was a hell of a year for me, but 2021 was a better year. There was a lot of peaks and valleys, highs and lows in-between. But that’s what’s made me the man that I am, the performer that I am, so I wouldn’t change any of it for a second.”
(H/T – WrestlingInc.com) Next for Cardona, is an Impact World Championship match against Moose, as well participating at a GCW show running out of the legendary Hammerstein Ballroom next year.